Foreign Assistance, It is Not What You Think

Foreign Assistance, It is Not What You Think

August 8, 2014By Lisa BosForeign Assistance 1 Comment

It’s that time of year in Washington, D.C. when the debate over the federal budget goes into high gear.  For the upcoming fiscal year, 2015, the federal budget will be $1.014 trillion dollars, with just over half that amount going to defense programs. That leaves $492 billion for all other government programs, other than Social … Read More

To D.C. and Back

To D.C. and Back

May 14, 2014By Guest AuthorAdvocate Stories, Clean Water 1 Comment

By Dave Erickson “Do you mean, like filtered water?” That question came from the bank teller standing in front of me a few days ago. She had asked me if I’d traveled anywhere recently. I told her my wife and I had attended a clean water conference in Washington D.C. I knew she was thinking … Read More

We are Live, from D.C.!

We are Live, from D.C.!

March 13, 2014By WV AdvocacyClean Water, Events 2 Comments

 Today is day two of H2O:DC and we are going to Capitol Hill! Visit the blog throughout the day and follow us on Twitter for live updates as 165 advocates attend over 150 meetings- because we believe that the Water for the World Act should become law. You can support us by sending messages of … Read More

Let’s #CheerstoH2O

Let’s #CheerstoH2O

March 11, 2014By WV AdvocacyClean Water 1 Comment

 Cheers: a verb- meaning, 1. A shout for joy or in praise; 2. to show gratitude or acknowledgment for something. “To your health” can be more than a wish; it can be an intention we set through policy. This year, World Vision is joining with other organizations with a goal to raise awareness and support … Read More

2013 Was Good for Kids Under 5

2013 Was Good for Kids Under 5

December 31, 2013By WV AdvocacyMaking History No Comments

As we look forward to the beginning of 2014, we wanted to share with you some highlights of 2013 and reasons to celebrate. While 1.22 people are still affected by extreme poverty (living on less than $1.25 per day) this number is down from 1.91 billion in 1990. This past May, a new report showed … Read More

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

December 24, 2013By WV AdvocacyFrom the Blog No Comments

Dear Friend, This Christmas season, I am filled with joy and gratitude as I reflect on the true reason we celebrate — the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. His birth forever changed the world. And later, His sacrifice forever changed our lives. I’m truly thankful for the Christmas miracle that took place in the … Read More

We Are in This Together!

We Are in This Together!

December 19, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water 2 Comments

Each day at World Vision we pray. We pray for our projects, employees in the field, our work, and our donors. To help center ourselves, we do devotions with our department. Last week, inspired by Mathew 25:35, Elizabeth in donor services led devotions for her team. “I felt led to do our departmental devotions on … Read More